I am a recent graduate from University of Oregon School of Journalism. I have been writing and blogging about music for more than eight years.
My work has appeared in San Francisco Magazine, The Bay Guardian, The Daily Emerald, Spectrum Culture, Hoodline, The Oregon Voice, Pretty Much Amazing, Eugene Weekly, KVAL, the 88.1 KWVA blog, and Modern Sound. I maintained the SF Rebirth blog in San Francisco for over three years. I currently write the Dog-Doo With Daniel column for Pretty Much Amazing.
I have interviewed artists including Michael Franti, Datsik, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Odesza, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, Slug of Atmosphere, Boots Riley of the Coup, Xasthur, and Finish Ticket as well as innumerable local artists in the Bay Area and Eugene, OR.
I pride myself on my openness to music across multiple genres and time periods. My listening and writing of late tend to focus on contemporary and underground acts across a wide range of genres, including but not limited to ambient music, hip hop, R&B, dance music, experimental music, rock, and pop.
It’s my great hope that my writing will not only entertain and inform my readers but also turn them on to new artists and genres they might otherwise not have known about or open their minds to those they may have dismissed or ignored.